Pakistan police arrest a man for driving with lion. Pakistan police arrested a man who was filmed roaming around with his pet lion in his vehicle in Karachi.
The whole incident came when a video went viral on social media . In this video a man driving in Karimabad area of Karachi with his lion at the back of his jeep. The man was later identified as Saqlain.After some time some people raised concerns about the safety of pet and citizens, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident. Police took into custody Saqlain alias Sherwala and his pet.Muqadas Haider, a senior police officer said “We have freed the accused on bail but registered a case of negligent conduct with an animal”.
In the video a woman can be heard asking: “Who will take responsibility if something were to happen?” and wondering whether the animal is an endangered breed.Saqlain clarified that his pet was ill and so he was taking him for a check-up. He maintained that he had all the relevant documents required to keep a wild animal as a domestic one.
“I have all documents, including the licence. The video is four days old. My lion was sick and I took him to the doctor for a visit in Defence and was returning home,” the owner told at Gulberg police station.SSP central Muqaddar Haider confirmed that Saqlain was a license holder, but maintained that the relevant documents would be forwarded to wildlife department for verification.
According to facts , this video has one million views on social media. Most of the people criticized the owner for cruelty and suggested he was showing off his wealth.Saqlain is not alone in his love for out of the ordinary pets. Animal enthusiasts Hamza and Hassan Hussain are residents of PECHS and also had a lion in their home for about a year. The lion, which was named Simba, became a social media star.
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